A tool for multitasking in Ubuntu giving users several virtual desktops. Questions on setting up, turning off, customizing and working with workspaces are appropriate.

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What can I use workspaces for, and how can they be used?

I want to know why to use workspaces. I have seen many people using it but I don't know why to use it. Can anyone tell me why?
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How to not display icons on all four desktops ubuntu 12.04

Is it posible to have diferent icons on all four desktops, right now on all four desktops I have same folders, files, photos can I change it for example to have on second desktop just photos ? TNX
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Ubuntu woes on permissions [duplicate]

I ran sudo chmod -R myusername:myusername on I thought my /workspaces directory but it appears it did the command ran on the root directory, resulting in errors such as: Could not update ICEauthority ...
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Can I alt-tab windows from all workspaces?

I put certain windows on certain spaces, but prefer alt-tab to switch between them. Is there a toggle or other option to turn on the alt-tab from all workspaces in unity?
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Can I use WinKey(Super)-1, WinKey-2 to select workspaces?

After setting it up, it used to work flawlessly before Unity. In 12.04, there is the little annoyance of showing (sometimes) the shortcut help and the numbers in the launcher. In 12.10 ... it stopped ...
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Temperature soars when glxspheres is off-screen

My laptop Samsung RF511 is overheating. I noticed this problem while playing minecraft: my computer would suddenly shut down. I checked /var/log/kern.log and sure enough the system reported ...
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How to fix broken workspace switcher? [closed]

My workspace switcher gets broken after each upgrade. It does not have the orange glow around active workspace. Also there is no shadow on the inactive ones (wallpaper does not get greyed out). It ...
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How to avoid in the task bar other Workspace application icons?

What I want is that when I go to ones of my Workspaces, in the task bar where all current running app is showed, just appear app in the current Workspace. How can I do that?
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Desktop icons out of place when on multiple monitors?

I have two monitors set up, one is my laptop monitor and the other is an external display. The external display is on the right side of my laptop and levitated with a stand, so I set the display ...
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Can I connect to a specific workspace via VNC?

I am running XBMC on my Ubuntu. But from time to time, I have to VNC into my system to do some maintenance. I then have to minimize my XBMC first. Can I connect to another workspace instead? ...
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Binding F1 key to workspace1 and so on

I've always bound the F{1..4} keys to quickly switch between workspaces. Now the F1 shortcut is stuck to the help popup ("user & system settings"). I've tried different options, the best I could ...
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How to hide top menubar bar. Needed for the wine

Ubuntu unity use top bar like MAC. Nice. But, how to get the top bar hide? Im using Wine or Playonlinux program. And im using virtual desktop in my screen. Big problem is a virtual desktop not fit ...
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xfce - Stop active window moving when switching workspace

I've just switched from Gnome to xfce, and I'd like to know how to stop the active window moving when I change workspace. e.g. I have my internet browser selected then change to another workspace, the ...
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How should I handle multiple monitors when I regularly connect and disconnect different monitors and projectors

I'm moving from a macbook pro (with MacOSX) to a lenovo T430 running ubuntu 12.10. I use the laptop for work, and work from home regularly. I have an external 30" monitor at home, an external 23" ...
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How do I fix a problem with VLC that started after a window resize?

Today I had some windows open in workspace 1 and in the workspace below it I had VLC open. When I clicked on the VLC sidebar icon when I was in workspace 1 the window moved up to workspace 1, but it ...
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Show Desktop/Workspaces/Active Windows by Hovering the mouse to any corner of the desktop

There is a way to show the "Desktop", "All Active Windows" and "Workspace Switcher" by just hovering ur mouse to the edges of the screen. One way this can be done is using "Ubuntu Tweak".
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How do I change the background image on a single workspace? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? I would like a different background for each of my workspaces- is this possible? Thanks, Colleen
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How to prevent applications from separate workspaces all landing on a single workspace when docking back into docking-station?

Now that finally docking seems to be fully supported on my system, hurray!, I can address a relatively minor issue (or even a bug ?): Normally, I have (all) four workspaces populated with my standard ...
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How to prevent an “always on top” application from usurping focus every time the workspace is switched

This is perhaps more suitable for Brainstorm as a feature request or a candidate for bug reporting, but, for now, I'll post it here: When telling an application to be both always on visible ...
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is it possible to open same application in different viewport

i want to have same application opened in different viewport and i dont want to keep shifting between viewports just because an application is already opened in other viewport. i really new in Ubuntu ...
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xterm creates window in active workspace always (How to put the window into background)

I have two workspaces: WS1 and WS2. On WS1, the script below is running in a konsole: for i in 1..1000; do xterm -e someprogram argX &; xterm -e someprogram argY ; done When I switch ...
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How can I get a single-click workspace switcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a command for the “Workspace Switcher”? Easy workspace switching has always been one of the strongest feature of linux. It's a huge productivity boost not ...
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Lock widgets to desktop

I am running in the KDE plasma environment, and I have 9 workspaces. I would like to somehow set up a way to lock the widgets so that if I switch from one workspace to another, they will still be ...
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How to stop the fluent change / switch between work spaces?

I successfully got my laptop hooked up to my 22 inch monitor with the help of you in How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?. It is pretty cool working on Xubuntu on a big monitor (in 1680 x 1050 px). ...
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How can I make a program open on my current worspace, instead of transfering to another instance?

Since I updated my 10.04 to 12.04 version of Ubuntu I've been dealing with a terrible curse: I used to have multiple workspaces, each with its own unique sets of same programs opened, and now, ...
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How to add workspace indicator in Unity/Metacity?

Is there a way I can add workspace indicator in Unity/Metacity? I'm trying to find how to enable it using gconf-editor or gconftool-2 in a way similar to what's shown here
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Ubuntu 12.10: start applications in certain workspace on bootup

I am looking for an application or script etc that would allow me to run my start up applications in different workspaces. I currently have 8 workspaces and 6 programs I always have start up, however ...
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Unity displaces windows when switching workspaces

This has happened to me on both the 12.04 installs I have tried. Sometimes, maybe 3 times a day, when I switch workspaces to go to programs I leave open in other workspaces, the Window isn't ...
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Better workspace switcher?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with default install of Unity. The workspace switcher icon could have been better. The function it does is accomplished by a keystroke. The icon remains the same (two ...
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Fixed Window Placement - How can I switch to a specific workspace upon opening an application?

I've configured Terminal to always open on workspace 3 using Compiz - this is working fine. What I want is for Terminal to open on workspace 3 and for workspace 3 to become my active workspace. For ...
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Is there a way to __DISABLE__ Compiz' Expo plugin's EXPO Animations (ZOOM, etc)?

Perhaps gconf-editor or dconf-editor could help do the trick? However, rumors about CCSM's wanton stability would prevent me from becoming too experimental about this... Who's Expo's maintainer? Who ...
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workspace selector + mission control

Is it possible to have something like the mac's mission control but working for all the workspaces? I mean: right now I can choose the workspace with <super>s and the windows inside a given ...
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How do I script to open a set of programs each on specific workspace?

I looked around for a while and could not figure out the answer to my following problem: I have a setup of six desktops on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. On start up, every morning, I go through a routine ...
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How to have more Workspaces created/removed Automatically?

Is there a way to have the number of workspaces automatically increase and decrease intelligently? For example: I set a minimum of 2 workspaces, but if I have windows on those workspaces, a 3rd ...
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How can I change the number of workspaces in workspace switcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? How can I change the number of workspaces in workspace switcher using ubuntu 11.10. In ubuntu 10 there ...
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problem with workspaces in xubuntu 11.10 compiz

I have installed compiz in my xubuntu 11.10 desktop -- x64. I was trying to figure out how the workspaces work in this new set up. Now I have a problem that I need to resolve before I can get back to ...
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How to stop workspaces miinimap showing every time I switch workspaces

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. If I click on a program that's not running in the current workspace, minimap of workspaces gets shown in the middle of the screen. Can I turn off that minimap?
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How to make a window seen in only one viewport?

I have 2 viewports on Ubuntu. If I drag a window in Viewport #1 just a bit to the right (until a bit of its right part is out of the viewport), it starts to appear in Viewport #2. Is there any way to ...
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Restore default keyboard shortcut for Workspace Switcher/Show Desktop

I tried setting the default keyboard shortcut to Hide normal windows (Show desktop) to Super + S. It didn't work and now whenever I press Super + S, I get the workspace switcher. I tried setting ...
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Lubuntu with only Ubuntu's workspace/tiling features

I searched around for a long time but found nothing. I am moving from Ubuntu to Lubuntu. Everything is great (I am okay with the bland style) except for three features that I use regularly in ...
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How to have a window on all workspaces?

I'm using Precise (12.04.1) and I'm using Unity. I have 3 workspaces. I want a particular window/application (say firefox) to be present on all workspaces. This is easy to do on something like LXDE ...
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Can you put a window on a list of virtual desktops, rather than just one or all of them?

I'd like to have certain windows on a list of virtual desktops, not just on one desktop, or all desktops. For example, if I have these desktops: 1 2 3 4 I'd like to put a window on desktop 1 and 4 ...
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dual monitors w/ different workspaces?

I have two monitors connected by vga, but both are showing the same workspace. I want to know how to fix this problem and get back to having separate workspaces on each monitor
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How to personalize number/arrangement of workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? I want to set 6 horizontal workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The "solutions" suggested here and ...
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Is there a way to get a workspace grid in Gnome 3.x?

Is there any setting/plugin/hack/workaround that will allow me to run Ubuntu with the Gnome 3.x/Gnome Shell desktop while retaining a 2x2 or n x m workspace grid instead of the default Gnome ...
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12.04 - Make Workspaces use the expose feature of compiz

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I just wanted to know if there's a possible way to use the "expose" feature found in CompizConfig Settings Manager as the "Workspaces" icon in the Unity Launcher? I know ...
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How to watch a video on every workspace?

I was wondering if there was an application or something that would allow me to view a workspace in the corner of another workspace? For example if I had a video playing on one workspace, I'd be able ...
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No auto-move of applications between workspaces [closed]

Is there a way to configure Unity so that it wouldn't move applications between workspaces automatically? This happens a lot (and annoys the hell out of me) when I have many windows open and drag one ...
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Workspace Shifter Hot-Keys

I don't know if it's just me, or my installation, but I set F9-F12 for all four of my Ubuntu workspaces, and it works until the 3rd boot up. Every 3 times I turn my Laptop on I have to reset just the ...
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Is it possible to add a desktop in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set the number of workspaces without CCSM? By default Ubuntu 11.10 has 4 desktops. I want to add two more desktops (I want to obtain a 3x2 grid). Is it ...